Downer named preferred supplier on Queensland government’s $7 billion train manufacturing program

Engineering firm Downer has been named the preferred supplier on the Queensland government’s plan to build 65 new passenger trains in the state. Transport minister Mark Bailey said Downer’s proposal offered “strong value for money, leading-edge accessibility and a modern design, whilst delivering maximum benefit to the region and to our great state. Downer was…

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Spoehr joins circular economy advisory group Professor John Spoehr, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact) and Director of Flinders University’s Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, has joined the new Circular Economy Ministerial Advisory Group. Reporting to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek, the advisory group will work with state and territory environment Ministers, industry leadership and the 15-member national advisory group…